Welcome! Stop by here anytime for a list of upcoming key action opportunities, including public comment sessions, public hearings, and forthcoming legislation and ways to testify. One of the most important things you can do is to make your voice heard. Please speak up for strong climate leadership!
*Please visit our online calendar for details on all of our events this month, including monthly committee meetings, additional events hosted by 350 Colorado, and upcoming trainings.
Ways to Take Action this Week:
- Sign this petition, urging Governor Jared Polis to support strong climate action.
- Send an email to your legislators (senators AND representatives), thanking them for the climate progress that was made during the 2021 legislative session and requesting a meeting with them. Please tailor the generic email in this google doc with your own personal touch, but keep it short and sweet.
- Schedule a meeting with your legislator to ask them about their plans for making climate progress in the next legislative session. Once you’ve scheduled a meeting, please let us know so that other 350 Colorado legislative committee members can attend that meeting with you. Feel free to cc or bcc Duncan@350Colorado.org on that email and we can help to coordinate.
Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Public Comment Opportunities:
Upcoming COGCC Public Comment Opportunities.
Please join us to offer public comment this month at the COGCC! We are maintaining a presence at the COGCC so that the Commissioners continue to hear from people concerned about health, safety and the environment. You can find talking points here. Don’t forget to sign up beforehand if you’d like to speak. Online sign-up is only open the week before the hearing and usually closes about 24 hours before the hearing. Submitting written comments is also a great option. Here’s where you send public comment to: email@example.com
Here’s the schedule, where you will also find links to sign-up to speak when they become available. We are presently focused on the issue of financial assurances. Find out more about financial assurances on this blog post.
Adams County Oil & Gas Regulations Feedback Opportunities:
Adams County and Larimer County are both finalizing oil and gas regulations. We are calling on them to protect public health, safety and the environment and demand the strictest, most protective regulations. This includes at least 2,500 feet setbacks and reverse setbacks and continuous air monitoring of all sites.
Here’s the info to give comment for Adams County:
The amendments are on the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners on July 27, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be held at:
Adams County Government Center,
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.,
Brighton, CO 80601
Comments can be e-mailed to Gregory Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may submit comment in writing via the eComment system for the BoCC once the agenda is posted, usually the Friday before. Additionally, you may request to speak online for the hearings but must be present for your time. Alternatively, you may request to speak upon arrival to the hearing room. Each person who requests to speak will be allowed 3 minutes to make their comment and the sharing/combining/yielding of time will not be allowed.
Here’s the info for Larimer County:
- JULY 21ST PUBLIC HEARING @ 6:00 PM, LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
- JULY 26TH PUBLIC HEARING @ 6:30 PM, LARIMER BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Schedule and instructions for attendance or commenting by Zoom can be found at this link of
the County’s updated timeline for the oil and gas rules revision process. (https://www.larimer.org/planning/phase-ii-larimer-county-land-use-code/oil-gas-regulations-phase-ii-update)
Ongoing Public Comment Opportunities in Larimer County
There is an opportunity at 9:00 AM every Tuesday morning to speak during the public comment period at the start of the Board of County Commissioners Administrative Matters Meeting. These sessions are currently conducted in their hearing room on the first floor of the County Courthouse and Administrative Building at 200 West Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Please join our friends at the Larimer Alliance and in Larimer County on Tuesdays in calling for a halt to fracking! *June, 2021 update: Please check to be sure meetings are still happening
Tips and instructions for how to make comments to the County Commissioners can be found in this blog post. Comments may be submitted in person, by phoning into the session, or by email submitted before the meeting.